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Lecture 7 Lecture 7 Legislative Politics: Party and Constituency PLS 100: Intro to American National Government Professor Lee Michigan State University
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Lecture 7 Intro Legislative Politics: Why MCs do what they do We’ve learned the basics. How Congress is organized, how a bill becomes a law, and what MCs do. Today: Why do they do what they do? What committees do they get onto? What determines how a MC votes? Two factors: 1 Party 2 Constituency: Re-election motive.
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Lecture 7 Party (Conditional) Party government Partisanship in Congress influences legislative behavior But the extent to which it does varies over time: Conditional Party Gov’t 1 Parties are internally homogeneous (lots of consensus within party) 2 Parties are clearly different from each other (parties polarized from one another)
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Lecture 7 Party Effects on MCs: Committee assignments (and Chairmanships) Not just seniority. Also party loyalty. Everyone likes “prestige committees.” But party loyalists more likely to get on one.
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